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MYOG – Pertex Hammock

Hammocks have got to be one of the most comfortable ways of spending night out on the trail. I own a number of hammocks from the very simple to the very complex. Around a year ago I decided to make my own.

Pertex Hammock
MYOG – Pertex Hammock

I’m 6ft 1″ tall and decided to use 3.5m of olive green Pertex 4, (although it looks brown!). This made the Pertex Hammock 3.5m x 1.5m as a roll of cloth is usually 1.5m wide.

Pertex can be quite expensive, I have found eBay to be the best place to get hold of some relatively cheaply.

The pertex rectangle was hemmed on two longer sides and a channel added on each of the two shorter ends.

Pertex Hammock
MYOG – Pertex Hammock

You could avoid the need for sewing by sealing all of the cut edges with a lighter.

Pertex Hammock

Polyester thread was used throughout.

Pertex Hammock

6mm Dyneema is currently being used but I have some 5mm on its way.

Pertex Hammock

Cord was thread through each end and cinched up nice and tight, looped around and a square knot tied so it wouldn’t shift. If you do not sew the end channels a knot could be tied in the fabric itself. However it is important that the knot is tied in such a way that it doesn’t slip.

A short length of the same cord was attached to the hammock with a larks foot below the first bit of cord.

Will it hold?

Pertex Hammock

Although the wall posts of the new house are a little low, therefore the hammock is suspended much lower than I would normally have it.

It holds nicely!

Pertex Hammock
Pertex Hammock

It is super light weight and super compact.

Pertex Hammock
Pertex Hammock

Total cost including the Dyneema used was under £12.

1 Comment

  1. Hey. This looks good, gonna make one myself.

    Just wandering where you located the pertex?

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